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December Newsletter
In This Issue:
:: Question of the Day - Dry Skin - Help!
:: Product of the Month - Body Care by The Body Patisserie
:: Treatment of the Month - Get A Gift for After the Holidays!
:: Gift Certificates and Free Shipping In Our Online Store
:: Here, There, and Back Again
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Thank you for helping Raspberry Moon stay strong for another year. I am so thankful to have such wonderful clients and friends. I am looking forward to helping you look and feel your best in 2010! May you have a safe and blessed holiday season - however you choose to celebrate.

Explore YogaThe Story of St. Nick

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.

Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals-murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day.

When I lived in Germany as a kid, we would celebrate St. Nicholas Day by putting a shoe outside of our bedroom door so St. Nicholas could leave us something small - or switches and coal if we were bad!

Our version of today's Santa Claus in the US as a big, jolly old man in a red suit was started by Coca-Cola although there were versions of a jolly old elf starting in the early 1800's. The jolly elf image received a big boost in 1823, from a poem destined to become immensely popular, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," now better known as "The Night Before Christmas".

Check out http://www.stnicholascenter.org for the interesting story of St. Nicholas and Santa Claus.

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Question of the day - Dry skin - HELP!

Ok... You are thinking to yourselves, "I know how to moisturize my skin. When my skin is dry, put lotion on it and that's that! What's the mystery?"

Lock in the moisture after your bathWell, although those are the nuts and bolts of it, do you know why some moisturizers work better than others? Do you know how to get the most out of moisturizing your skin? Well... I've included a few helpful tidbits which hopefully will leave you a little wiser when it comes to taking care of your skin...

1. One of the biggest misconceptions about moisturizers is that these products hydrate the skin. The truth is that moisturizers lock in the skin's own moisture to prevent dryness and cracking.

2. The more oil a moisturizer contains the more effectively it protects against moisture loss. The primary ingredient in most lotions is water, which is not very effective in protecting skin against moisture loss.

3. When the relative humidity drops below 60%, skin begins to lose moisture and greater protection against moisture loss is needed. In humid conditions, the skin can replenish itself by soaking up moisture from the air so a lotion may be all that is needed.

4. Apply moisturizer while the skin is damp. Applying moisturizer while the skin is damp, usually within 3 minutes of bathing, locks in the moisture from the bath. In the winter, or any time the air is dry, apply a heavy layer of moisturizer to the face, hands, and other skin that will be exposed

5. Use moisturizers which are pleasing to the skin to encourage use. If your skin feels soothed and smooth, you definitely will use it!

Compliments of The Body Patisserie.

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Product of the Month - Body Care by The Body Patisserie - Y-U-M-M-Y!

Strawberry Custard Tart body productsWe are offering two delicious scents & four steps:

Strawberry Custard Tart - this heavenly scent of ripe strawberries and rich vanilla custard takes your soul to an afternoon in Paris.

Tiramisu - imagine your body enveloped with the complexity of moist cake and chocolate with just a touch of coffee in the background... Yummy!!

Bath Gelee is a gentle lathering cleansing gel which cleanses effectively without harsh residue left behind. $13

Sugar Scrub - Turbinado Sugar from Hawaii, also known as Raw Sugar, is made from freshly crushed sugar cane juice. This unprocessed, mineral packed sugar, teamed with Vitamin E and skin pampering Jojoba Oil, makes for the perfect nutrient-rich body polish. $35.50 (You don't even need to use anything after this - your skin feels awesome!)

Tiramisu body productsBody Creme contains 87% organic ingredients and will make your skin feel fabulous! The Creme harmoniously blends nutrient rich Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to nurture and moisturize your skin from head to toe. $18

Body Glace can be used in your warm bath water, applied to wet skin directly after a shower or bath (our personal favorite) or for giving that special someone a sensual massage. Truly give your skin the love it deserves with the goodness of Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil. The combination of rich mineral packed oils glides on easily and absorbs leaving your skin in a heavenly state. $21.50

The Body Patisserie was created to nourish and moisturize the skin, while still being fun! Once you try it, I'm sure your skin will be pleased!

Intro Special - 20% off 2 or more items. These make great stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or "just because I love you" gifts!

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Raspberry Moon has a gift for you!Treatment of the Month - Get A Gift for After the Holidays!

Purchase a Brazilian wax or facial in the month of December and receive a $15 gift certificate to be used towards any service in January.

That is my little holiday gift to you!

You must mention this offer when you come in for your service!

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Gift Certificates and Free Shipping In Our Online Store

Remember, you can now purchase gift certificates on line at http://www.RaspberryMoonST.com. Go to the store and then click on gift certificates. Great idea for a last minute Christmas present!

And if you need something from Colorescience but can't make it to the shop, we now offer free shipping on our website, too!

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Here, There, and Back Again

If for any reason you are unable to make your appointment please call me 24 hours in advance so I may offer another client your time. Take a minute to add me to your phone - 864-271-2710, then I will always be at your fingertips!

I will be out of the office:

December 24 - 27 - Mississippi with family
December 31 - January 6 - New Years and PA for Nana's Surgery

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